About TRACK CHANGES
Anyone who donates $20 or more will receive a free download of TRACK CHANGES, a collection of archival audio from Triple Canopy and the Public School. TRACK CHANGES includes music by Dawn of Midi, US Girls, and Zs, as well as mixes by Adam Helm and Dan Shiman. From the Public School come recordings of the five-part class “French Theory Today” organized by writer and programmer Alexander R. Galloway and medievalist Nicola Masciandaro’s lecture “On Commentary.”
Dawn of Midi is an ensemble composed of Qasim Naqvi (percussion), Aakaash Israni (contrabass), and Amino Belyamani (piano). Based in Paris and New York, the group melds free jazz, minimalism, and musique concrète.
US Girls (Meg Remy) has released two albums, Introducing and Go Grey, both on Siltbreeze, and singles and CD-Rs on Chocolate Monk, Not Not Fun, Hardscrabble Amateurs, Cherry Burger, and Atelier Ciseaux.
Zs is a Brooklyn-based quartet. The band makes music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of performers and listeners alike.
Adam Helms is a New York–based artist and a former Triple Canopy contributing editor. He is obsessive, a collector of ephemera, and a friend to all animals.
Dan Shiman lives in Marfa, Texas, serving as the archivist and programmer at the Chinati Foundation. A longtime record collector and DJ, Dan is also creator of Office Naps and the Exotica Project, two sites devoted to lost sounds and obscure vinyl.
Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG and creator of the Carnivore and Kriegspielprojects. Currently associate professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, he is author or co-author of three books on media and cultural theory, Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (MIT, 2004),Gaming: Essays on Algorithmic Culture (Minnesota, 2006), The Exploit: A Theory of Networks written with Eugene Thacker (Minnesota, 2007), and most recently co-translator of the book Introduction to Civil War by the French group Tiqqun (Semiotext(e), 2010).
Nicola Masciandaro is Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College and a specialist in medieval literature. He is founding editor of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary and co-director of the open-access press Punctum Books. For more information, see his blog, The Whim. He also organized a conference on Black Metal Theory and a corresponding publication.